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Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet: Yo Soy La Tradición (Miel)

The evolution of Miguel Zenón has been unpredictable and intriguing. Along with being the lone remaining charter member in the SFJazz Collective octet and the longtime leader of a whirlwind postbop quartet, the altoist has developed a fertile catalog of work blending jazz with the folkloric roots of his native Puerto Rico. Originally goosed along … Read More “Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet: Yo Soy La Tradición (Miel)”

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Miguel Zenón: Típico (Miel)

Típico is a welcome showcase for Miguel Zenón’s longstanding, yeoman quartet. Venezuelan pianist Luis Perdomo and Austrian bassist Hans Glawischnig have been onboard since the Puerto Rican alto saxophonist debuted with Looking Forward in 2002. Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole replaced Antonio Sanchez shortly after the release of Jíbaro in 2005. As Zenón evolved into … Read More “Miguel Zenón: Típico (Miel)”

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Miguel Zenon: Identities Are Changeable

Alto saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón is one of the most decorated jazz musicians of his generation, as measured by Grammy nominations, poll placements and MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships. He is important as a conceptualist. His eight recordings as a leader have created diverse, revelatory interactions between jazz and the musical culture of Puerto Rico. … Read More “Miguel Zenon: Identities Are Changeable”

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